Source: Paul Lansing and Cory Cruser, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 35 no. 1, Summer 2009
The US government, through legislation, has provided protection for certain classes of citizens to prevent discrimination in the workplace. Among these protected classes are race, religion, gender, age, disability, etc. However, sexual orientation is not presently covered by the federal government. To fill this void, management should take it upon itself to provide protection in the workplace for the gay community.